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Principal Electronics Engineer/ Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10044484

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Ventura, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our organization is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. 

We are looking for you to join our team as a Electrical Engineer based out of the Oxnard, CA area. As an Electrical Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You'll Get to Do:

We are seeking a motivated Electrical Engineer to join a dedicated, highly engaged field engineering team in southern California. Here you will have the opportunity to support a variety of unique electrical, electronic and electromechanical systems designed for maritime applications.


The types of systems supported include:

  • Power Conversion and Distribution

  • Motors and Motor Controllers

  • Communications

  • Navigation

  • Sonar

  • Industrial Controls, Connectors & Cabling


The ideal candidate brings solid engineering skills along with a multi-disciplined background, a hands-on work ethic, and a good understanding of engineering fundamentals. This opportunity involves a broad spectrum of tasking that will rely heavily on the candidate's existing skills and experience.


Deploying at sea with customer personnel is not a requirement, but many of our engineers choose to do so because it allows them to experience and evaluate the real world performance of the systems they have designed and built.


Although this is primarily an electrical engineering position, being at a field site offers involvement in almost every aspect of product design and program support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designing circuits and electronic assemblies

  • Generating formal engineering documentation (drawings, procedures, etc.)

  • Hands-on testing and troubleshooting

  • Customer training Operation of equipment and systems (deployed at sea)

  • Researches, designs, develops, and tests a variety of electronic equipment and system

  • Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines

  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings

This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the requirements listed below:



Basic Qualifications Principal Electrical Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and a minimum of 5 years of related experience including electrical or electronics design, testing and debugging (3 years with a technical MS degree or 0 years with a PhD)

  • Minimum of 2 years of electrical engineering experience

  • Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility


Basic Qualifications Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and a minimum of 9 years of related experience including electrical or electronics design (7 years with a technical MS degree or 4 years with a PhD)

  • Minimum of 2 years of electrical engineering experience

  • Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with power electronics and systems

  • Familiarity with the National Electric Code (NEC)

  • Experience with analog and digital circuit design and layout, engineering drawings and technical writing

  • Experience with marine systems is a plus


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.